General mazlum welcomes EU resolution on Turkey-ISIS
By Roni Alasor
Brussels, 15 March 2021 - Middle East Diplomatic- The General Commander of anti-ISIS/terror forces SDF, Mazlum Abdi welcomes the EU resolution which highlights SDF`s importance in the fight against ISIS. The EU Parliament also calls on Turkey to withdraw its troops from Kurdish Region Rojava / Northern Syria which it is illegally occupying outside of any UN mandate.
The ISIS hunter Abdi, the Kurdish General Commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), welcomes the resolution adopted on March 11 in the European Parliament in Brussels, "The Syrian Conflict - 10 Years After the Uprising."
In his statement, General Abdi who is cooperating closely with US-MATO-EU military forces, particularly highlights the long-demanded withdrawal of Turkish occupation forces from northern Syria and the EU Parliament`s concern about Turkey`s ethnic cleansing against Kurds in Syria.
In the detailed resolution on Syria, the European Parliament “calls on Turkey to withdraw its troops from Northern Syria which it is illegally occupying outside of any UN mandate; condemns Turkey’s illegal transfers of Kurdish Syrians from occupied Northern Syria to Turkey for detention and prosecution in violation of Turkey’s international obligations under the Geneva Conventions; urges that all Syrian detainees who have been transferred to Turkey be immediately repatriated to the occupied territories in Syria; is worried that Turkey’s ongoing displacements could amount to ethnic cleansing against the Syrian Kurdish population; stresses that Turkey’s illegal invasion and occupation has jeopardised peace in Syria, the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean; firmly condemns Turkey’s use of Syrian mercenaries in conflicts in Libya and Nagorno-Karabakh, in violation of international law.”
The resolution points out that; “Turkey has been intervening directly in Syria since 2016 with a view to occupying the northern parts of the country, predominantly consisting of Syrian Kurdish enclaves, in violation of international law, including by invading in October 2019 territories controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF); whereas, in response to these actions by Turkey, a number of EU Member States have formally suspended arms sales to Turkey.”
Rape as a weapon of war
The EP also “condemns in the strongest terms the use of rape as a weapon of war against women, whether by the Syrian regime and its militias as documented by the UN International Independent Committee, or by ISIL/Daesh on Yazidi and Shiite women; recalls the role played by women in the 2011 uprising and the fundamental importance of including women at all levels of Syria’s political, economic, judicial power structures, including in transitional justice; reiterates the importance of including women and young people in the conflict resolution process.”